Pelicans enter all-star break on three-game losing skid

pel-33The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost the finale of the first half to the Frederick Keys 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at Harry Grove Stadium.

Jorge Alfaro provided the offense with a solo home run, and the Pelicans lost three games in a row for the first time since Opening Weekend. At 44-24, the Pelicans had the fewest losses in a half in team history and the best winning percentage. They finished one win shy of tying the franchise mark for wins in a half.

Up 2-1 in the fifth inning, Frederick (32-35) launched four home runs in three innings to break the game open and stay ahead for good. Michael Burgess with a solo shot with two outs in the fifth off of Pelicans reliever Jason Knapp.

Jose Leclerc allowed three long balls in 1 1/3 innings. He had only allowed one home run all season but surrendered back-to-back shots to Jason Esposito and Brenden Webb in the sixth. Sammie Star added another run on a solo home run to left in the left to push the lead to 6-1.

Burgess finished a triple shy of the cycle and collected three RBI.

The sole Pelicans run came on Alfaro’s eighth home run of the season. Down 2-0 in the fourth, he launched a home run over the left field wall off of Keys starter Parker Bridwell. It was only the second hit off of the Frederick right-hander and ended a stretch of ten batters in a row set down.

Myrtle Beach (44-24) loaded the bases in the sixth with no outs and had two on with one out in the eighth but failed to score. The Pelicans went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

Leclerc and fellow reliever Abel De Los Santos were thrown out after hitting batters in the seventh and eighth innings. Manager Joe Mikulik was also tossed.

For the first time this season, the Pelicans used six pitchers in a game. Jose Monegro ran his scoreless streak to 13 innings.

Gene Escat and Ashur Tolliver finished the final third of the ballgame for Frederick in relief of Bridwell.

In his final start of the half, Andrew Faulkner allowed a run on two hits and three walks in two innings.

Bridwell (4-6) picked up the win, while Faulkner (4-1) took the loss—his first of the season. He was the only qualifying Carolina League pitcher without a loss prior to Sunday.

Alfaro, Preston Beck, Alexander Claudio, Faulkner, and Chris Garia head to Wilmington for the California League / Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday at Frawley Stadium.

The Pelicans return to action on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

Comments

comments

NMB captures runner-up finish at Hub City Classic

NMB captures runner-up finish at Hub City ClassicThe North Myrtle Beach volleyball team scored some big victories [more]

Leathernecks lay leather to Chants in blowout fashion

Leathernecks lay leather to Chants in blowout fashionWestern Illinois, ranked 19th in the NCAA Division I FCS [more]

Edward's late grab sets up Gamecocks' game-winner

Edward's late grab sets up Gamecocks' game-winnerSouth Carolina receiver and Conway High product Bryan Edwards made [more]

CF girls, MB boys prevail at St. James Invitational

CF girls, MB boys prevail at St. James InvitationalThe Myrtle Beach boys and Carolina Forest girls swam to [more]

Tigers wake up in time to knock off Boston College

Tigers wake up in time to knock off Boston CollegeFour fourth-quarter touchdowns led the No. 2 Clemson Tigers to [more]

Chiefs come out swinging for quick TKO of Camden

Chiefs come out swinging for quick TKO of CamdenThe No. 2-ranked North Myrtle Beach High football team scored [more]

Braves blast past Sharks, win Battle of Highway 707

Braves blast past Sharks, win Battle of Highway 707The Socastee High football team showed it can rebound from [more]

Saints win another thriller, set program victory mark

Saints win another thriller, set program victory markFor the second consecutive week, the Christian Academy of Myrtle [more]

Panthers excel in all three phases in shutout of Lions

Panthers excel in all three phases in shutout of LionsThe Carolina Forest High football team bounced back in a [more]

Lady Chants rally to down Troy in double overtime

Lady Chants rally to down Troy in double overtimeThe Coastal Carolina women's soccer team had a flair for [more]

Photo Gallery: Rivals clash in Battle of Highway 707

Photo Gallery: Rivals clash in Battle of Highway 707Socastee defeated visiting St. James 65-14 in Friday's installment of [more]

Seahawks shock Tigers, keep Victory Bell in MB

Seahawks shock Tigers, keep Victory Bell in MBIn the long, rich rivalry of the Battle of the [more]

Photo Gallery: MB claims Battle of the Victory Bell

Photo Gallery: MB claims Battle of the Victory BellMyrtle Beach stunned No. 5 Conway 13-12 on Thursday night [more]

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Seahawks net region wins

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Seahawks net region winsThe Carolina Forest volleyball team completed a clean sweep of [more]

Socastee stays perfect in region play at midpoint

Socastee stays perfect in region play at midpointThe Socastee High girls tennis team captured its 10th win [more]

Week 6 Previews & Picks: Sharks, Braves try to reply

Week 6 Previews & Picks: Sharks, Braves try to replyThe Battle of the Victory Bell rings into action one [more]

Golf: Sharks target future; Panthers knock off Braves

Golf: Sharks target future; Panthers knock off BravesHow good is the St. James girls golf program? Good [more]

White goes from goat to hero in Coastal's OT win

White goes from goat to hero in Coastal's OT winSenior Wes White took a loose ball and found the [more]

MB tennis, volleyball rule the net in sweep of Tigers

MB tennis, volleyball rule the net in sweep of TigersThe Myrtle Beach High girls tennis and volleyball teams dominated [more]

Socastee boys, NMB girls take second at XC meet

Socastee boys, NMB girls take second at XC meetFive Grand Strand area cross country teams hit the ground [more]

Tennis: Braves, Saints net big wins over region rivals

Tennis: Braves, Saints net big wins over region rivalsThe Socastee High girls tennis team delivered an impressive 1-2 [more]

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Sharks sweep region foes

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Sharks sweep region foesIn a showdown for first place in Region 6-5A standings, [more]

Golf: Braves top Warriors; Tigers, Chiefs battle Aynor

Golf: Braves top Warriors; Tigers, Chiefs battle AynorThe Conway and North Myrtle Beach girls golf teams narrowly [more]

MB's Edwards, SJ's White finalize college decisions

MB's Edwards, SJ's White finalize college decisions  A pair of recent Grand Strand Sports Report Athlete of [more]

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season opener

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season openerThe Coastal Carolina University football team will open the 2018 [more]

NMB captures runner-up finish at Hub City Classic

NMB captures runner-up finish at Hub City ClassicThe North Myrtle Beach volleyball team scored some big victories [more]

Leathernecks lay leather to Chants in blowout fashion

Leathernecks lay leather to Chants in blowout fashionWestern Illinois, ranked 19th in the NCAA Division I FCS [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach